If off-roading is an art, the Defender, known as Picasso, still displays its decades-old dignified character even in 2024. If you’re looking to drench your vehicle in the mud and also plan to visit a five-star hotel with the dignity of a king, don’t look further than the 2024 Land Rover Defender. The go-anywhere on-road stance, a trio of powertrains, and three different body styles will surely quench your thirst. The long-wheelbase Defender 130 model offers third-row seats with more space. If taming is difficult, then try Defender 110 or Two-door 90.
Most buyers will prefer the mid-size 110 trim level because it resembles the 90 with more practicality. Whichever one you choose will reflect a decades-old personality and super luxury and finishing quality that is associated with the Land Rover brand.
There are several changes in the lineup for the year 2024. The Long Wheel Base 130 model will be available in a new outgoing trim level for the upcoming year. The third-row seats can be folded down to accommodate additional cargo and offer opportunities for further customization with a host of available accessories. The 518hp Supercharged V8 engine that was optional on the 110 and 90 models is now available with the 130. Talking about the 110, a new country exterior package is available for the body style, which includes a two-tone exterior paint scheme, a unique 20-inch wheel design, and interior decorations to match the exterior trims.
How about the 2024 Land Rover Defender’s overall design?
When it comes to the front design, the 2024 Defender carries the same exterior design with no changes, and the handsome appearance of the fifth generation will endure for a few more years. The Defender 90, 110, and 130 models have a uniform front fascia. To see the differences in the three models from the outside, you have to view them from the side. The ’24 Defender gets the same rectangular housing, which is packed with LED Headlights with automatic high-beam and Signature DRL as before, and the iconic small front grille sits in the middle. Below that, the widely spread-modern bumper hides intakes that help better cooling for the engine and also features LED foglights. There are attractive steel panels on the bonnet that make this Rover a robust-great off-roader.
When viewed from the side, you can see the differences between the three models. The 2024 Land Rover Defender 90 is 170.6 inches long. While the Defender 110 is 187.3 inches long, the 130 model, on the other hand, is 200.7 inches long. That means the Defender 130 is 13.4 inches longer than the 110 model. That’s quite a large number. When it comes to the 130’s rear door, Land Rover has added 13.4mm from the B-pillar back, which actually has made this Defender 130 3.93 inches longer than the7-seat version of the Range Rover.
When we focus on the wheels, all three models come standard with 19″ Style 6010 wheels, and 20″ or 22″ wheels are available at an additional cost. Depending on the trim levels above, 20″ and 22″ wheels are standard. Don’t sigh, all-season tires are available at no additional cost. Need help!? Try $350 worth of All-terrains tires and 19″ style 6010 Gloss Black wheels which costs an extra $600. Several more packages can be added to the Rover to sink your money in the mud: Explored, Adventure, Country, and Urban. The Defender 90 is a two-door 4-seater, Defender 110 and 130 are 7-seater and 8-seater, respectively. Come with body-colored door handles and perimeter/approach lights, the aggressive finish and features of the 2024 Land Rover Defender contribute to a superior on-road and off-road ride and better handling.
When it comes to the rear design, the Land Rover hasn’t made any changes to the rear of the impressive new generation Defender. The LED taillight kit with two big squares and two small squares on both sides adds a modern digital look. It would not be appropriate to look at the entire look and say oh cute, because compared to the old-version Defender, the new-generation Defender is extremely energetic and powerful in all aspects. A full-size spare tire peeks out from the rear, and a spare wheel cover is available at an additional cost. The rear window isn’t movable. The aggressive rear bumper can be seen underneath, and two tow hooks extend out from it. The Defender badge is embossed all over the Rover to make you feel that you are driving in a Defender. The aggressive finish and stylings help with better road stability, better control, and minimal body-rolling.
How about the 2024 Land Rover Defender’s Interior environment, Infotainment, Comfort, Seating capacity, and Cargo?
When it comes to the interior design, the first thing to say is this is aRange Roverbut in cargo pants. It looked like digitizing Britain’s Big Ben clock, but this is the future of Defender. Adequate designs from the rest of the segment with digital accessories running here and there will make those familiar with the brand feel right at home. Exposed rivets on the door panels add a rugged look, while the magnesium beam that runs across the two ends is almost entirely cosmetic and structural.
A trapezoidal extension of the instrument panel under the infotainment system allocates a place or buttons and switches for the climate control system and drive modes. The shift lever and ignition switch are also located in this center stack. But on some models and some pickup trucks, the center console can be folded back to create a jumping seat between driver and passenger. The 90 and 110 models have limited cargo space behind the rear seats. The 130 model offers enough space for breathing well and additional cargo space with third-row seating. The side equipment kit and roof-top cargo carrier will be required if you need to carry a large amount of cargo.
The Defender’s dashboard features a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen and runs the Land Rover’s all-new Pivi Pro interface. Also, the 11.4-inch touchscreen display is optional. Compared to the rest of the Touch Pro Duo interface in the Land Rover lineup, the Defender’s new system is based on one instead of two. It also has the ability to respond quickly and can update software over the air for future releases. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation system, 6-speaker stereo, and onboard hotspot capabilities are standard. Both 10 and 14-speaker Meridian Stereo Sound systems are optional. Buyers who purchase the higher-end Defender models get a digital gauge cluster and a head-up display.
How about the 2024 Land Rover Defender’s Engine, Transmission, and Performance?
The 2024 Land Rover Defender is powered by a standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Whichever model you choose features an All all-wheel drive system with a locking differential. The 2024 Defender is also available with a 3.0L inline-six engine integrated with an electric supercharger and a 48V hybrid system. The entry-level Defender 90, which is powered by a 2.0L P300 i4 GAS engine, takes 6.7 seconds to hit 0-60 mph and produces 296 hp. The Defender 110 and 130 produce 395 hp and take 5.8 seconds and 6.3 seconds to hit 0-60 mph, respectively.
Unlike its predecessor, the new-generation Defender has a unibody structure versus a body-on-frame setup and replaces its old negative-axle fully independent suspension. The basic suspension uses coil springs, but the air suspension that increases even more ground clearance offers air travel. The Defender has a ground clearance of 11.5 inches and is able to submerge a maximum of 35 inches.
When it comes to the Defender’s fuel economy ratings, the 4-cylinder 90 model is rated at 18mpg city and 21mpg highway. When you choose the 6-cylinder engine for the 90, it drops to 17mpg in the city but rises to 23mpg on the highway. The 6-cylinder Defender 110 has the same fuel economy rating as the 6-cylinder 90. The 6-cylinder 130 model, on the other hand, is rated at 17mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway. Turning to the V8 variants, the 90’s V8 variant is rated at 15mpg city and 19mpg highway. The 110, on the other hand, is rated at 14mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
How about the 2024 Land Rover Defender’s Price and go-on sale date?
JLR has announced the price and go-on sale date for the 2024 Land Rover Defender, and also you have been given the opportunity to customize your Rover through the website. Accordingly, the 2024 Land Rover Defender price starts at $57,875. The 110 costs $62,075, and the 130, on the other hand, costs $70,575. The most expensive Defender Carpathian Edition costs $120,000. However, JLR has mentioned the 2024 Land Rover Defender will be available for purchase from November 2023.
2024 Land Rover Defender Pricing List
90 X-Dynamic SE
110 X-Dynamic SE
130 X-Dynamic SE
90 Carpathian Edition
110 Carpathian Edition
Note: This is the official pricing list released by JLR for the 2024 Land Rover Defender.